Editors. "Louis XV dismisses the Spanish Infanta due to marry him". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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Louis XV dismisses the Spanish Infanta due to marry him (53 words)
Historical Context Note
Louis XV of France has been betrothed to the Spanish Infanta Mariana Victoria for the past four years, but he needs an heir, which she is too young to give him. He now dismisses her from his court. This angers Spain, which as a result makes diplomatic overtures to the Holy Roman Emperor.17294 Louis XV dismisses the Spanish Infanta due to marry him 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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